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Jizi: Journey of the Spirit
October 7, 2017 - December 31, 2017

Jizi: Journey of the Spirit, a memorial retrospective curated with the artist’s son, Chunchen Wang, presents a selection of Jizi’s large scale ink paintings and a monumentally-sized rarely-seen, scroll. Jizi’s work confronted the legacy of the Revolution’s antipathy to religion and traditional Chinese life ways and attitudes. Deeply interested in the spirit, the artist’s work contains a strong metaphysical strain and sheds light on the complex, and at times contradictory, impulses at work in contemporary Chinese art and culture.

Image: Jizi, Flying Snow No. 2, 2010, ink on paper.

Read more:

Jizi: Journey of the Spirit, an essay by Thomas Rose

Jizi and Domains of Space: Dao, Natural Environment and Self, an essay by David A. Brubaker